Some of you have been asking about that lovable idiot Cal and I know some of you want to include him in your Skins Holiday Contest Fanfic entries. So here's a little bit more about him.
Background: Cal was born in Deadfall, a very isolated, rural Skins territory. His father was crippled in the last human/supernatural war and retreated into bitter alcoholism He provided little in the way for Cal as a role model - his only contributions to Cal's upbringing was the occasional drunken beating and long, rambling lectures on how Smokes let the Skins down in the war. Cal's mother was a professional martyr - she took care of her husband, provided for the kids and is a mistress of that deadly art, the guilt-trip. She can make Cal feel guilty and neglectful with a single phone call.
Cal was desperate to get out of Deadfall, which is why he joined the Coven.
Joining The Dog Squad: The Dog Squad normally recruits from seasoned Coven soldiers. However, Cal came to Tyr's attention in a rather unique way. Cal got into a fight with a much bigger recruit, Mord (who was teasing him about being Deadfall trash) and won it easily. Impressed,Tyr decided to give Cal a chance. I wonder if he regrets his decision now?
*Cal is the youngest member of the current Dog Squad.
* Rabbit does not like Cal at all. Cal's quite dismissive of Smokes in general. When sober, Rabbit is very cool and professional with Cal, an Elite soldier dealing with a raw recruit. However, when he's drunk, Rabbit get outrageously flirtatious. Much to Cal's discomfit.
*In an attempt to impress his Squad, Cal's lied about sleeping with Jordan. Let's just hope it doesn't back-fire on him.
*Cal has a twin. Yes, we'll meet his sibling later in the comic